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By Gretchen McPherson
Ledger Staff 

Century man gets battery


May 7, 2020

A Century man was arrested May 4 and is facing a felony battery charge after deputies responding to an unknown disturbance complaint in Century discovered blood and an argument where the use of a knife was involved.

Brando Dewayne Jackson, 34, 7160 Robert Road, came to an apartment where Valencia Mitchell resided on April 29 and began knocking on her door at 9:30 p.m., according to an Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office report.

Jackson continued to knock on Mitchell's door throughout the night until 10:30 a.m. April 30. Mitchell told authorities Jackson had her phone and she wanted it back, the report said.

Jackson had phoned Mitchell's mother and acted as if everything was okay, so Mitchell let Jackson into the apartment. According to the report, when Mitchell came into the apartment, he gave he back her phone and began arguing with her. Mitchell advised she told Jackson to get out but Jackson refused to leave.

The two got into a physical altercation and Jackson punched Mitchell in the face twice, the report said.

Mitchell said she blacked out and did not remember being punched. She told deputies she armed herself with a large kitchen knife and began to yell at Jackson to get out of her house. The report indicated she tried to push Jackson out the door and Jackson turned the knife toward her hand. Mitchell's hand got cut and she was able to get her hands back on the knife and twist it back, which cut Jackson's hand.

As Jackson's hand began to bleed, he slung it around causing blood to go all over the residence, the report said. Mitchell advised Jackson was yelling that she would get kicked out because of the blood, according to the report. When she got Jackson out of the apartment, as she began to shut the door, Jackson reached inside and hit her in the face with the palm of his hand. Mitchell then got the door closed, locked and did not go back outside, the report said.

Several other witnesses, including Mitchell's mother and children who were present, made statements that were consistent with Mitchell's account of the incident.

Jackson was arrested and charged with one count felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon May 4 and transported to Escambia County Jail, where he was given no bond.


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